A Level – 3D Design

A Level - 3D Design

The 3D Design A Level course enables students to explore a wide range of materials and processes to create 3-dimensional outcomes. The outcomes can be decorative or functional pieces and students are encouraged to experiment and problem solve. Likewise, starting points include nature, architectural and man-made structures. Further studies may also include shape, form, surface and texture.

Students will be encouraged to become fully involved in the design process and to be open-minded when manipulating new materials. All practical work is underpinned by critical and contextual studies. Students research, record and annotate from a wide range of sources. Students will work in a wide variety of materials including paper, card, wood, metal, glass, plaster, clay and wire. After that, the final outcomes may be architectural, lighting, body adornment, sculpture, furniture, set design, product design and 3D design.


Students are required to work in one or more area(s) of three-dimensional design, such as those
listed below. They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas:
• ceramics
• sculpture
• exhibition design
• design for theatre, television and film
• interior design
• product design
• environmental and architectural design
• jewellery/body ornament
• 3D digital design.


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